The Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) received a warm welcome from one of North America's most sustainable destinations when Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel formally announced that his community would host the 2013 Sustainable Meetings Conference next April.
"This is a perfect example of the City of Chicago and its tourism and convention industry working together to achieve a key goal: attracting more visitors to Chicago," said Mayor Emanuel. "This conference is one of many that have committed to the city and will create jobs and economic opportunity for our residents."
"Chicago was chosen for its leadership in urban sustainability, its role as an international hub for meetings and events, and the strong commitment of our local chapter in bringing GMIC's message to the world," said Paul Salinger, GMIC president and vice president of marketing for Oracle Corporation.
For information on the Green Meeting Industry Council, visit www.gmicglobal.org
. For more about the 2013 conference, visit www.sustainablemeetingsconference.com